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Giulio Cesare in Egitto - Acts 1 and 2

As part of BBC Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel's operas, Jonathan Swain presents the first two acts of the composer's most popular - and arguably best - opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto. It features possibly one of the most seductive heroines in all opera: Cleopatra, a role famous for two great arias, Se pieta and Piangero.

Handel: Giulio Cesare in egitto (Acts 1 and 2)

Giulio Cesare ...... Marijana Mijanovic (mezzo-soprano)
Cleopatra ...... Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)
Cornelia, widow of Caesar's enemy Pompey ...... Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo-soprano)
Sesto, her son ...... Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
Tolomeo, Cleopatra's brother ...... Bejun Mehta (countertenor)
Achilla, Tolomeao's sidekick ...... Alan Ewing (bass)
Nireno, Cleopatra's sidekick ...... Pascal Bertin (countertenor)
Curio, Caesar's sidekick ...... Jean-Michel Ankaoua (bass)
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Marc Minkowski (conductor).

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2 hours, 58 minutes

Last on

Thu 16 Apr 2009 14:02